The API library is located in the common room C4-117. In the library you will find both books and a selection of PhD and Masters theses.
On the shelf directly underneath the spiral staircase, you will find:
Top two shelves: API PhD theses, in chronological order.
Third shelf: A selection of PhD theses from other universities, in chronological order.
Lower shelves: API Masters theses, in chronological order. Catalogue to follow shortly.
Here we will explain you how to use the library and list all books available in the catalogue in the table below. For a catalogue of all of the proceedings and journals that are on top of the shelves and in the cupboards see Journals and Proceedings.
Find the catalogue number using the electronic catalogue. There should also be a red paper catalogue on the red magazine racks. The books are catalogued using the Library of Congress (LOC) catalogue system, which has an alphabetical 'broad subject' code (A..B...Q...QA...QB...etc), followed by a numerical 'specialist subject' code (1 - 999) and then the year of publication, followed by a letter (A, B, C) if there are multiple books on that topic in that year. A typical catalogue number therefore has the form QC485 1963 B.
The books are on the shelves in order of the LOC code. You can find a map telling you which codes are on which bookcases on the white board in the library. The four white shelves are cases 1-4, and case 5 is under the spiral stairs, next to the thesis shelf.
Take a borrowing card from the large box (found on top of the magazine racks). Fill out the card with the title of the book, the catalogue number, your name and email address. Remove the book from the shelf and put the card in its place.
Remove the borrowing card from the shelf and replace the book in the correct location. Score out your name on the card and return it to the box. Please do remember to return books once you are done with them, or if you are going away on travel or vacation for an extended period. At the very least, leave them on your desk rather than at home, so that others can track them down if necessary.